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, but opponents say they intend to continue their protests. >> turning out to the u.s., president barack obama has just announced his nomination of senator john kerry to become secretary of state. >> john kerry is currently chairman of the senate foreign relations committee and has undertaken numerous diplomatic missions. he also ran unsuccessfully for president back in 2004. the move has been widely expected. observers say he should win easy confirmation in the senate. staying in washington, and president obama is increasing the pressure on the country's powerful gun lobby's and calling for stricter regulations on assault weapons. he has also challenged his fellow gun control advocates to take a clear stand on the issue. >> america had a moment of silence for the victims of the newtown massacre. exactly one week ago, a young man armed with a semiautomatic rifle gunned down 20 people in connecticut. meanwhile, the national rifle association has taken a hard- nce on the issue, calling for armed security guards in yev american school to protect students. >> the gun owner's organizatitin has proposed
's lots more ahead, so stay with us. >> welcome to "teen kids news." i'm mwanzaa. >> and i'm livia. here's this week's top story. >> you don't have to be a math whiz to understand that the more days of school you miss, the more likely it is you won't graduate. in fact, students who miss an average of two days a month have an 80% chance of not getting their high-school diploma. tyler reports on a nationwide effort to fight absenteeism with star power. >> hello, hello, hello. greetings and salutations, everybody. aki students, what's going on? this is your good friend ne-yo. >> yes, that's ne-yo. he's the guest principal for a day at this seattle middle school. >> give it up for the one and only ne-yo! [ loud cheers and applause ] >> his appearance is a reward for these students. they won a nationwide challenge to improve attendance. it's run by an organization called get schooled. >> get schooled was founded in collaboration with viacom -- that includes mtv, bet, nickelodeon -- to really inspire and engage and inform kids so that they can get the motivation, inspiration, and information t
with north korea. they are on criticism from u.s. politicians for pursuing a nuclear program and testing missiles and now they've detained an american in what they call a crime against their country. the state-run korean central news agency identified the detainee as tinjano. they say he said be a man of korean descent. he entered the city of rason last month as a tourist and committed a crime against the country. the report said he admitted to the charge and they are taking legal action. swedish embassy officials visited peh. they had a diplomatic interest in north korea because washington and the u.n. don't have diplomatic relations. they said they may use that as a bargaining chip to get the u.s. to make concessions. north korean leaders endured condemnation last week for launching what they called a satellite-carrying rocket. the security council says there are consequences, but they are still struggling to agree on what those consequences will be. councilmen has condemned them because the north koreans ignored a ban on using missile technology. still, they don't want to adopt a lega
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